An Open Day will be held at Chalkhouse Green Farm, Kidmore End Reading, RG4 9AL on Sunday July 2nd from 2pm to 6pm.

IMG_3657Visitors can wander the NGS open gardens, have a guided trailer ride and explore the ancient Drove Road which was once the route to Gallowstree Common for condemned prisoners.

There will be a display of vintage farm equipment, donkey rides, a plant sale, cream teas and swimming in a heated pool.  Visitors can explore a genuine WWII air raid shelter filled with artifacts from the period.

The farm, which is between Kidmore End and Emmer Green, specializes in rare breeds, including the endangered Suffolk Punch horse and British White cattle, Berkshire and Mangalitsa pigs, turkeys, ducks and chickens.

Derek Paravacini, the blind and autistic, internationally renowned concert pianist will perform all afternoon and play your requests.

Admission is £3 per adult. Children, wheelchair users and carers enter free.  All proceeds from the cream teas will go to the Soundabout charity which uses music and rhythm in local schools as a communication tool for the severely disabled.